Sunday, July 01, 2007

A Note to Our Readers

Hey --

Flickr. A pain in the ass. Two hours on the three new illustrations we did. Just to upload. We finally started posting without the three.

First let's note this week's credits:

The Third Estate Sunday Review's Dona, Jess, Ty, Ava and Jim,
Rebecca of
Sex and Politics and Screeds and Attitude,
Betty of
Thomas Friedman Is a Great Man,
C.I. of
The Common Ills and The Third Estate Sunday Review,
Kat of
Kat's Korner (of The Common Ills),
Cedric of
Cedric's Big Mix,
Mike of
Mikey Likes It!,
Elaine of
Like Maria Said Paz,
and Wally of
The Daily Jot

Also, thank you to Dallas who locates links, plays soundboard and a lot more.

New content.

Truest statement of the week -- We hadn't picked this. Ty remembered at the last minute (after we started posting). It was picked by Ty, Jim, Dona, Jess, Ava and Kat. C.I. wasn't keen on it (it's a quote from C.I.) but Dona asked, "Do you want to spend an hour trying to find something else?" No.

Editorial: War Resistance Is All Around -- Adam Kokesh and Liam Madden have been very busy since Friday morning. Who's going to note it? Who's going to note the fact that another war resister who went to Canada has gone public? We won't hold our breaths waiting.

TV: Ugly Husband, Skinny Wife RIP --Ava and C.I.'s. I was laughing when I was reading this out loud to everyone after they finished writing it. (Ava says we were all so tired I would've laughed at anything. Not true.) Fat Man, Skinny Wife. That's been a comedy motif. Why? We have no idea. Ava and C.I. tackle According to Jim.

Let Laura Be Laura -- at a time when so few even appear to care about Iraq, so few in media, we really can't afford to lose the strong voice of Laura Flanders. We toyed with this since the format of the show changed. This week it's a go.

Realities about how we got to the Roberts Court --Is this a short piece? I think so but Dona disagrees. She says it's too long for a short piece. Hold on for her idea of a short piece.

Am I Coward? Yes, I Am! -- We're really getting sick of the e-activism easy style. Lot of self-stroking will go on over this 'event.' They should pretty much all hang their heads in shame.

The Nation Stats -- We wrap up June's issues of the magazine. 3.4 is the current total. For every 3 male bylines our 'left' magazine prints one woman.

Mailbag -- "Way too long" says Dona. Probably so. But we're dealing with a number of issues.

They Were Turned Into Shoplifters! -- True story. This is the one that went up without the illustration (the scan is of one of the two magazines, CDs were stuck to the front of -- stuck so well in this instance, that the plastic CD cover wouldn't come off).

Don't Nobody Bring Me No Blonde News -- This is Dona's idea of the perfect length for a short piece. "Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News" is from The Wiz.

Highlights -- Mike, Betty, Cedric, Rebecca, Wally and Elaine worked on this, we thank them all for it.

That's it, we're about to fall over. See you next week.

-- Jim, Dona, Ty, Jess, Ava and C.I.
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